Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
Drawing the wrong conclusions about Iraq shouldn't lead us to worse mistakes on Iran
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The passage last week in the U.S. House of Representatives of a nonbinding resolution opposing a troop buildup in Iraq was pure symbolism. But in modern war, such symbolism is often as powerful as an exploding car bomb. Whatever its ultimate place in the account of the stunning decline in American public support for this war, it does serve as...
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The New York Times continues its ongoing project of enshrining American Communists as if they were some of this nation's most heroic citizens. The process nowadays tends to take place on the obituary pages since these aged radicals are fast reaching their 80s and 90s, and have begun dying off. Consistently, reporters indulge in a form of journalistic hagiography when...
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Let's mobilize action reminiscent of the Soviet Jewry movement
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Natan Sharansky
A little more than three years ago, at the first-ever global forum on anti-Semitism organized by the State of Israel, the essential task was to define the beast: the new anti-Semitism. Since then, as the fourth such global gathering meets this week, efforts to incorporate the "three-D" distinction between legitimate criticism of Israel and the new anti-Semitism -- demonization, double...
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With the New Year, The Wall Street Journal transformed itself yet again -- and in even more drastic ways than it had the first time. About a year-and- a-half ago, the paper took its traditional gray self and submitted to a redesign that included swaths of color, the introduction of a lifestyles section and a technological realignment that promised "print-online...
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Prominent 'progressive' Jewish critics of Israel stake a false claim of victimhood
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Sometimes, the most daring thing a scholar or an organization can do is to mention the obvious. That is a lesson that Indiana University's Professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld and the American Jewish Committee have recently learned to their sorrow. Rosenfeld is the author of a 30-page study titled 'Progressive' Jewish Thought and the New Anti-Semitism , which was published in...
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